Updated 21 Aug 2017

Sharp

R890NS

Snapshot: The Sharp R890NS is a 23L built-in/benchtop combination microwave with auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it cook and grill?

R890NS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$599

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Test results

Overall score
74
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at microwave cooking.
  • OK at combination cooking.
  • OK at convection cooking.
  • Good at grilling.
  • Easy to use.
  • OK for seeing through the door during cooking.
  • Controls are easy to understand.
  • Good selection of auto-cook and auto-reheat programmes.
  • Has comprehensive instructions with recipes.
  • Energy-saving mode.

But

  • Cooling fan is noisy.
  • Exposed grill element can be tricky to clean above.
  • Small usable volume.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Cooking performance (70%)
The cooking performance score is based on defrosting, cooking and reheating.

Ease of use (30%)
The ease of use score assesses ease of using controls, ease of cleaning, and visibility through the door during cooking.

Avg prices are from an August 2017 survey (combination models) and November 2017 survey (standard/standard with grill models).

Running costs ($/year) are evaluated on reheating a plated meal once a day (with electricity costs at 26¢/kWh).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$599

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
7.0
Scones
6.5
Roast chicken
Not tested
Pizza
6.0
Microwave
8.3
Combination
6.0
Grill
7.0
Convection
6.5
Ease of use
7.1

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
23
Wattage
900
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
52 x 31 x 49
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
34 x 19 x 36
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
32
Number of power levels
5
Running costs ($/year)
$10
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$6

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
Quick start
Adjust time during cooking
Delayed start
Multi-stage cooking
Standalone timer
×
Stainless steel exterior
Inverter
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

Member reviews

Reliability

We received information on 2897 microwaves in our 2016 appliance reliability survey.

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